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Old 11-10-2015, 02:46 PM   #1
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My e collar took a dump on me this last weekend and I am looking at getting a new one. Would like to here some other peoples opinions on what they have. I am looking at the garmin/tritronic because that is what I had. I noticed that they come with a built in bark limiter. I want to know if anybody has used this feature in the field or if it is not possible. I have a dog who like is a whiner and that would be a great feature for me but before I go get one I am looking for reviews/advice from those who know about them or have them. Thanks
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I have a SportDog brand and like it alot. Simple to use and waterproof (as are many). My 2 cents
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I've got a Garmin Delta Sport, which has the bark feature. It works great, however can only be used on that mode. You cannot enable the bark mode while also in a control mode...if that makes any sense.

If I want to nick my dog, my remote cant be in the bark mode. So that might or might not help you at all.

Otherwise, the collar has been great. Both the collar and remote are completely waterproof, they hold a charge for weeks at a time (and come with USB charging cables to charge in the truck), it has plenty of different settings as far as the remote goes, and although I've never had any issues to need to call them, I hear Garmin has great customer service.

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My e collar took a dump on me this last weekend and I am looking at getting a new one. Would like to here some other peoples opinions on what they have. I am looking at the garmin/tritronic because that is what I had. I noticed that they come with a built in bark limiter. I want to know if anybody has used this feature in the field or if it is not possible. I have a dog who like is a whiner and that would be a great feature for me but before I go get one I am looking for reviews/advice from those who know about them or have them. Thanks
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i have a Dogtra collar. For the price it was pretty good. It also allows a second collar to be connected to just 1 remote, so running two dogs makes it easier.
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A lot of folks dog on Sportdog but I love the small transmitter and when a 7+ year old model crapped out on me and they didn't sell parts anymore... they gave me a hell of a deal on a new model. The combination of a collar lasting 7 years and the awesome customer service sold me on their products. I'd buy a Garmin Alpha if I could afford it but run a SD1600 and Garmin Astro. I do not have any experience with using an e collar as a bark limiter... I feel like it might confuse my dogs who rely on their ecollar beeps as a recall and a nick as a correction at a distance.
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Customer service for Tritronics/Garmin has made several former dealers go to Dogtra
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Customer service for Tritronics/Garmin has made several former dealers go to Dogtra
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I could see that based off of the conversation I had with them.
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I can't speak for other brands but we've only ever had tritronics and like them a lot. I've never really had to reach out to customer service either but the one thing I like about them is their durability. I ran my current remote over with the front truck tire after it fell out of my pocket. Went back to pick it up and was hardly a scratch. Currently going into year six with this one and still works like new.
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I can't speak for other brands but we've only ever had tritronics and like them a lot. I've never really had to reach out to customer service either but the one thing I like about them is their durability. I ran my current remote over with the front truck tire after it fell out of my pocket. Went back to pick it up and was hardly a scratch. Currently going into year six with this one and still works like new.
Six years would be nice... Mine is only 3 years old.
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I ran a Tri-Tronics on my pheasant dog that was 20 years old until about two weeks ago. I bought a new sport dog and I really like it so far. Easy to use, and durable. Also have buddies that would recommend SportDogs. Freddy King has some really good videos on them on Youtube.
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Old 11-10-2015, 06:33 PM   #11
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I have a dogtra and love it, my dog believes all levels are the same, I have him used the vibrating part of it, rarely rarely do I have to actually zap him, 99 percent of the time he comes back at the feel of the vibration mode.
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I have the Tritronics Pro 550, I've been really happy with it.
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I have a Tritronics dual collar must be 20 plus years old had it gone through before the merger.
I know 4 pro trainers that were Tritronics dealers that gave up once they merge do to piss poor cutomer service.
Just repeating what I learned this summer running hunt tests around the midwest.
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